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Articles tagged with 'Football'


A funny thing happened on the way to Super Bowl XIII

Published Feb. 2, 2014

With the Super Bowl approaching kickoff, I was reminded of a CNN story from the other night about the increased demand for escorts and women of the night during the big weekend. The story reminded me of Super Bowl XIII in Miami in 1979, which I covered.


WMIL-FM finishes the year on a high note

Published Jan. 2, 2014

Country station WMIL-FM 106.1 continued its run last month as the most listened to station in the market with a 9.4 rating, and Journal Broadcast-owned WTMJ-AM 620 finished in second place with a 7.7.


Football and Thanksgiving: a natural pair

Published Nov. 28, 2013

Food and football go together like hand and glove on Thanksgiving Day, and while the game doesn't really conjure up any visceral feelings like homemade food does, there are few moments in regular life that a sport feel so much a part of.


Team brass must be held accountable for locker room racism

Published Nov. 13, 2013

In his mind, Richie Incognito was Jonathan Martin's brother. So, in his mind, that allowed him to treat Martin as less than a person and call him a word born out of hate. And the upper management of the Miami Dolphins allowed it all to happen.


Incognito incident shows NFL culture fosters aggressive behavior

Published Nov. 12, 2013

The NFL may make noises about the incident between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin down in Miami, but until the league takes a stance that provides for outlawing any forms of harassment and strict and severe penalties for violations, we will continue to see instances like this.


How Major Goolsby's stays in the game

Published Oct. 12, 2013

For more than 40 years, Major Goolsby's has been anchored on the corner of 4th Street and Kilbourn Avenue. So many other restaurants within a few blocks have come and gone, but Goolsby's continues to thrive. Why is this?


Social Circle: Does the outcome of games affect your mood?

Published Sept. 29, 2013

It's football season and for some fans the outcome of their favorite team's games affects their mood for the rest of the day or even into the next. Other fans are not as affected and non fans, of course, don't care at all. What about you?


"Larceny Games" author blows the whistle on pro sports

Published Sept. 18, 2013

At the minimum, a fair, honest and entertaining competition is all fans want from sports. We wouldn't watch if it wasn't fair. According to Kenosha-based author Brian Tuohy, however, that's not what fans are getting. In fact, after years of watching sports with a keen, critical - and some might argue cynical - eye, Tuohy has come to a troubling conclusion. Almost every sport you watch is a lie.


I can't let go of my baseball cards

Published Aug. 26, 2013

My wife and I decided to do some "fall cleaning" and I had decided it was time to part ways with the 12,000 or so baseball cards I've moved to two different locations. Most of them are commons from the late 1980s and early 1990s, but as I went through some of them I realized I'm not quite ready to let them go.


Summerall known for TV broadcasting, video game legacy

Published April 17, 2013

If you watched games, including 13 Super Bowls, you heard Pat Summerall make the play-by-play with a number of different analysts in the press box. His longest serving partner was former Raiders coach John Madden.


Dropping the lingerie: Green Bay Chill ready for reboot of women's league

Published April 2, 2013

The women of the Green Bay Chill have been preparing for the 2013 season for the better part of a year as the Legends Football League expanded into Canada and Australia while re-branding the league and dropping the "Lingerie" from it's title. This is an amateur league, and the women of the Chill have proven it's all about the love of the game for them.


Leckrone marches to the beat of his own drum

Published March 7, 2013 catches up with Mike Leckrone the veteran composer and director of the UW-Madison Marching Band, to discuss his long tenure at Madison and what has changed since the early years - and to see if he really does remember the names of all his former players.


Super Bowl bar guide

Published Feb. 1, 2013

Sure, the Pack may not be in the Super Bowl this year. But Wisconsin is still football country, right? Here are some places where you can enjoy a party atmosphere amazing deals while you watch the game - even though Mr. Rodgers & Co. won't be on the screen.


WTMJ's Dan O'Donnell moves over to WISN

Published Jan. 25, 2013

"There were talks here and there, and things were finalized on Monday," said Dan O'Donnell, who this week jumped from WTMJ-AM 620 over to news and talk rival WISN-AM 1130.